Measurement of ZZ production in pp collisions at √ = 7 TeV and limits on anomalous ZZZ and ZZγ couplings with the ATLAS detector
Journal of High Energy Physics
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A measurement of the ZZ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at √ = 7 TeV using data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider is presented. In a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb-1 collected in 2011, events are selected that are consistent either with two Z bosons decaying to electrons or muons or with one Z boson decaying to electrons or muons and a second Z boson decaying to neutrinos. The ZZ → ℓ + ℓ - ℓ ′+ ℓ ′- and ZZ → ℓ + ℓ - ℓv̄v cross sections are measured in restricted phase-space regions. These results are then used to derive the total cross section for ZZ events produced with both Z bosons in the mass range 66 to 116 GeV, σZZtot = 6.7 ± 0.7 (stat.) -0.3+0.4 (stat.) ± 0.3 (lumi.) pb, which is consistent with the Standard Model prediction of 5.89-0.18+0.22 pb calculated at next-to-leading order in QCD. The normalized differential cross sections in bins of various kinematic variables are presented. Finally, the differential event yield as a function of the transverse momentum of the leading Z boson is used to set limits on anomalous neutral triple gauge boson couplings in ZZ production. © 2013 Cern for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.
AuthorsAad, G; Abajyan, T; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Khalek, SA; Abdelalim, AA; Abdinov, O; Aben, R; Abi, B; Abolins, M; Abouzeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Addy, TN; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adragna, P; Adye, T; Aefsky, S; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Agustoni, M; Aharrouche, M; Ahlen, SP; Ahles, F; Ahmad, A; Ahsan, M; Aielli, G; Åkesson, TPA; Akimoto, G; Akimov, AV; Alam, MS; Alam, MA; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alessandria, F; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexandre, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Alison, J; Allbrooke, BMM; Allport, PP; Allwood-Spiers, SE; Almond, J; Aloisio, A; Alon, R; Alonso, A; Alonso, F; Altheimer, A; Gonzalez, BA; Alviggi, MG; Amako, K; Amelung, C; Ammosov, VV; Amor Dos Santos, SP; Amorim, A; Amram, N; Anastopoulos, C; Ancu, LS; Andari, N; Andeen, T; Anders, CF; Anders, G; Anderson, KJ; Andreazza, A; Andrei, V; Andrieux, ML; Anduaga, XS; Angelidakis, S; Anger, P; Angerami, A; Anghinolfi, F; Anisenkov, A; Anjos, N; Annovi, A; Antonaki, A; Antonelli, M; Antonov, A; Antos, J; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Aoun, S; Bella, LA
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